In English, students study, use, and enjoy language and literature communicated orally, visually, or in writing.
- Students need to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes that enable them to use visual language strategies to communicate effectively.
Through our teaching and learning programmes, our students should:
- Understand and use links between reading, writing, oral and visual language.
- Make meaning and think critically about visual language.
- Use visual language strategies to communicate effectively.
Teaching and Learning Guidelines
Our teaching and learning programmes will:
- Reflect the need to give priority to student achievement in literacy – NAG 1
- Identify target groups, including Maori / Pasifika / G&T/ ESOL/ LOTE/ SN
- Reflect effective practice i.e. Expectations; Instructional Strategies; Engaging learners with texts; Partnerships; Knowledge of the learner; and Knowledge of literacy learning
- Have high expectations for all students
- Show patterns of progress through the school
- Use deliberate acts of teaching and instructional strategies across the school
- Vary approaches to teaching (e.g. shared, guided and independent reading & writing)
- Have learning intentions, feedback and next learning steps
- Form partnerships within the school and across the community
- Use Professional Development Programmes and Readings to strengthen teachers’ practice
- Link to key competencies, principles and values
- Consider the learning environment – intellectual, emotional and cultural engagement
- Relate to National Standards
Programmes will reflect the need to give priority to literacy
- The (revised) New Zealand Curriculum will provide the basis for the teaching and learning programme
- Reference to MOE resources e.g. Effective Literacy Practice, TKI, Norm-referenced assessment tools
- A coherent pathway from curriculum plans to long term plans to unit or weekly planning to teaching and learning
- Assessment data and information about students will be used to determine the teaching and learning programme
- Juniors will follow the Tua Marina School handwriting programme based on Casey Caterpillar.
Information on student achievement will be gathered and analysed through a range of assessment practices. For guidelines refer to ‘1.13 Tua Marina School Assessment and Reporting Procedure’ and ‘1.13 Assessment-Reporting Overview’